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Clinical Nurse 

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Category Healthcare  

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Clinical Nurse

OVERVIEW: The Clinic Nurse Triage Focus position will work in coordination with and under the supervision of the Medical Director position at Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Health Clinic. As an important member of an integrated healthcare delivery team, this position will help assist in promoting the health and wellbeing for the patients and community in a positive empowering manner. A significant portion of this position will be performing as a Triage Nurse. This includes answering calls from patients phoning in with a variety of concerns, assessing walk-in patients and directing them to appropriate care, and doing phone follow-up with patients with various issues such as lab and radiology testing and resulting.


In this position, you will need to be comfortable in the triage role. While talking to patients (or their family members) primarily over the phone, you will need to accurately assess and sort (triage) patients, depending on patient history and symptoms. You will decide if they should come into Clinic for an appointment with a Provider, go to our Covid testing Clinic, go to the Walk-In Clinic, or be sent to the Emergency Department.

Strong nurse assessment skills.

Perform basic life support, first aid and ACLS skills if necessary.

Administer standard medications, injections and immunizations per order.

Initiate IV access and fluids per order.

Perform all clinical activities within CLIA/OSHA standards and clinic policy/protocol.

Assume other duties as assigned by Clinic Nurse Manager or Medical Director.

Performance of initial Clinic check-in procedures of patients including recording of accurate vital signs and other pertinent information.

Preparation, stocking and maintenance of exam/clinical areas.

Assist providers as clinical standby or with procedures with appropriate sterile technique and blood borne pathogen precautions.

Ability to set up exam rooms for pap smears and minor surgical procedures.

Perform basis lab procedures including venipuncture, urine dip stick testing, hematocrits, pregnancy tests, rapid strep tests and other basic lab tests.

Perform EKG testing and oximetry testing as necessary.

Accurate and timely transmission of clinical information between medical providers and patients regarding medication refills and other issues as appropriate.

Accurate documentation of all care or advice rendered.

Position Requirements


RN licensure highly preferred; LPN licensure may be considered depending on proven, documented skills, abilities, certifications, qualifications and experience in all required tasks and procedures normally performed in the Clinic.

Basic computer skills

OSHA knowledge/training

BLS/CPR certification

ACLS certification, if not current on hire, will be expected to complete ASAP post hire

Basic knowledge of medical office procedures, billing and terminology

Have the ability work as a team member

Have the ability to maintain and respect strict confidentiality

Have the ability to maintain friendly and courteous manner in all patient and staff encounters

Have the ability to read, understand and follow oral and written communication

Have the ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing

Have the ability to operate computers, fax machines, telephones and photo copy machines

Have the ability to be versatile and assume varied role depending on needs of the moment

Appropriate professional appearance and behavior at all times

Experience within a Native American or tribal health care system is desired but not required

Working knowledge of cultural sensitivity issues involved in tribal health care


Requires prolonged standing with occasional stooping and bending

May require lifting up to 25 pounds.

Use of basic office equipment such as computers, telephones, fax machines or photocopiers.


Must be able to comply with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Drug Free Workplace policies.

Must have UA testing prior to employment.

With all positions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe this position is Indian Preference in hiring.


SHIFT     -not applicable- 



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 1/8/2021  
Location Lower Elwha Tribal Center  
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